WINNIPEG - Manitoba Lotteries president Manny Atwal has announced the winners of Manitoba’s second “Vax to Win” Lottery draw.
Three people in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, and one in each of Manitoba’s four other health regions, are $100,000 richer, just for rolling up their sleeves.
- Michaelle Cruz, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority;
- Cuba Bazimya, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority;
- Inderjit Virdi, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority;
- Edward Queskekapow, Northern Regional Health Authority;
- Gertie Bruce, Interlake–Eastern Regional Health Authority;
- James Hopfnew, Prairie Mountain Health; and
- Russell Peters, Southern Health.
Ten more Manitoba youth 12 to 17 years of age will also look forward to graduating with $25,000 scholarships. The youth scholarship winners are:
- Oluwademilade (Demmy) Oni;
- Christian Anthony Dizon;
- Aubrey Trenholm;
- Tristan Plourde;
- Levi Alexander;
- Theo Friesen;
- Paul Concha;
- Sara Dixon;
- Ellen Clark; and
- Drew Hall
Winnipeg technology company Funding Change, which specializes in digital raffles across Canada, played a major role in the Vax to Win lottery. Co-founder Nicholas Tenszen says their focus was to ensure both draws were fair, secure, and reliable.
When the Vax to Win lottery was first announced in June, just 67.8 per cent of eligible Manitobans had received a one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 14.2 per cent had received two. 85.2 per cent of Manitobans have now received their first dose, and 81.1 per cent have received both doses.